Certification: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Certified Implementation Specialist
Certification Full Name: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Certified Implementation Specialist
Certification Provider: Oracle
Exam Code: 1z0-599
Exam Name: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Essentials
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Developed especially for individuals with a strong foundation and wide expereicne in both sale and implementation of Oracle WebLogic Server solutions, the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Implementation Specialist certification is easily one of the most recognized out there, especially in the OPN or Oracle ParterNetwork.
Who can do this certification
This certification is for those candidates who have valuable hands on experience in the installation, administration and configuration of not only the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, but also in all of its components, which also includes Applications of the Java Enterprise Edition or the Java EE.
This certification covers a variety of aspects and teaches the candidates from areas including post install configuration and deployment, the system architecture and the best implementation practices. In a competitive market, this certification gives candidates the edge through proven experience. It is recommended that the candidates have both up-to-date experience and field experience before proceeding for this certification.
While all candidates with the required experience and training can proceed for this certification, it is more geared for those who are members of the Oracle ParterNetwork or the OPN. The members of the OPN who possess this certification are given recognition as OPN Certified Specialists. For those wishing to pursue the Oracle WebLogic Server Specialization, the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Essentials serves as a competent criteria.
The certification consists of a single exam which the candidates have to pass, called the 1Z0-599 Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Essentials Exam.
It is required that before proceeding for this certification, a candidate has a strong background in both selling and implementing Oracle WebLogic Server Solutions, comprised of both expertise and experience. Additionally, experience in the installation and administration of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and its components is also necessary, along with its implementation. The latest training along with relevant field experience is also recommended.
While all eligible candidates can apply for this certification, it is more inclined towards those who are the members of the Oracle ParterNetwork, or the OPN. The OPN members who have this certification are designated as OPN Certified Specialists, thus giving them dual recognition in a way.
The 1Z0-599 Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Implementation Specialist Exam is all that a candidate is required in order to obtain this certification. It is a multiple choice exam, with 78 questions that have to be attempted in a duration of 120 minutes (2 hours). The minimum score that candidates have to obtain in order to pass this exam is set at 63%, though this is subject to change.
It is recommended that the candidates prepare using the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Essentials Exam Study Guide, along with the OPN Guided Learning path for the Implementation Specialist.
Broadly, the topics and sections that the candidates are tested on in this exam are:
- Cloud Applications Foundation(CAF) Fundamentals
- WebLogic Server Fundamentals
- WebLogic Server Advanced Topics
- WebLogic Server Management
- WebLogic Server Implementation Best Practises
- WebLogic Server Patching and Upgrading with SmartUppdate
- Integrate Enterprise Manager and WebLogic Server
- Deployment of the Java EE Applications
- WebLogic Server System Architecture
Candidates who fail the exam, i.e., obtain a score of less than 63% in one attempt, can re-appear for the same after a period of 14 days. Registrations for the same can be done starting from the 14th day itself.
Validity of theCertification
As per Oracle's policy, the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Certified Implementation Specialist Certification has no expiration date as such, and it remains valid throughout. These certifications may become unavailable as and when a new version of the same come out, however, those holding a previous version can continue to do so since they stay valid. Recertification may be needed as per job and the organization's policy when a new version comes out.
As an Oracle Certified Implementation specialist, the average salary that candidates have been getting as per the National Salary average is $73,000. Further increase up to $90,000 happens depending on the expertise and experience.
When we interview candidates for a certain position, checking their skills one by one is just not feasible, primarily due to a large number of candidates. This is where a certification, particularly one like the Oracle Certified Specialist, add to the candidate's credibility and give us a proof of the skill and expertise he possesses. Oracle WebLogic Implementation Specialist is definitely something that has caught our eye as hiring managers, and is something that is highly valuable for us while looking for the right candidate.
Matt Stockdale, Atwood Oceanics Inc
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